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This retro color scheme plays into an Old Hollywood-inspired wedding.
This gown features midcentury details -- a sweetheart neckline, a figure-flattering nipped waist, a full skirt -- but with a modern, asymmetrical cut and a cascade of floral appliques. The cocktail length is ideal for showcasing a pair of jeweled shoes.
Edgardo Bonilla dress (edgardobonilla.com)
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Chantilly Pink Cocktail
1 lemon wedge
2 tablespoons pink sanding sugar
16 ounces lemonade
16 ounces vodka
5 tablespoons creme de mure (blackberry liqueur)
Rub lemon on rims of glasses; dip in sugar. Mix remaining ingredients in a pitcher. To serve, shake over ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into glasses.
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Decorate with easy-to-create vintage posters and seating cards.
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Cotton Candy Stand
1. Cut strips of striped wallpaper to fit around 4-, 8-, and 12-inch-diameter Styrofoam cake dummies, with an extra inch sticking up at top to create a rim. For a decorative edge, trim top edges with a pinking blade. Affix paper with spray adhesive, then hot-glue the tiers together.
2. Wrap lollipop sticks with 1/8-inch-wide black tape to create stripes. Make your own cotton candy using a rented machine and the sticks.
3. Poke finished sticks into Styrofoam. Fill the areas inside the paper rims with sanding sugar.
The Wallpaper Company black-and-white striped wallpaper, homedepot.com. Taylor Foam round cake-foam set, taylorfoam.com. Confectionery House 8-inch sucker sticks, confectioneryhouse.com. Chartpak Pickett Graphic 1/8-inch tape, officedepot.com.
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Wet a block of floral foam (available at flower supply stores), place it snugly in an urn, and add roses and anemones, turning the vase as you work. Fill in gaps with sweetpeas, and finish with a feather.
Jamali Garden 7-inch black polyresin urn, jamaligarden.com. Black ostrich feather, featherplace.com